Lisa Cam

Lisa Cam

Commissioning Editor at SCMP and Editor of Sands Style magazine, Lisa Cam enjoys reporting and editing all things about food, travel and anything in between. She also draws on years of banking experience to write business and financial articles. At the end of the day, she likes nothing more than kicking back to a good dose of true crime stories and cooking tried and true recipes from sticky old cookbooks.

Latest from Lisa Cam

6 Hong Kong restaurants with new chefs and menus, from dim sum spot Duddell’s to La Rambla and The Optimist

From dim sum spot Duddell’s to La Rambla and The Optimist, these six spots in Hong Kong have switched things up in the kitchen to offer exciting new dishes alongside old favourites.

From dim sum spot Duddell’s to La Rambla and The Optimist, these six spots in Hong Kong have switched things up in the kitchen to offer exciting new dishes alongside old favourites.

20 May 2022 - 12:15PM
Ho Lee Fook review: cheekily named Hong Kong restaurant channels kook, kitsch and Chinatown clichés with classic banquet-style Cantonese cuisine

With wait staff in yellow tuxedos, traditionalists might find the Chinatown clichés suffocating – but this Elgin Street hang suits a second or third date who enjoys fun, honest food

With wait staff in yellow tuxedos, traditionalists might find the Chinatown clichés suffocating – but this Elgin Street hang suits a second or third date who enjoys fun, honest food

20 May 2022 - 12:00PM
The history of white asparagus, which costs 10 times as much as green, how to best bring out its sweetness, and Hong Kong restaurants serving it up

Sweet, nutty and tender, white asparagus makes for a delightful summer dish. We take a look at the history of asparagus and how Hong Kong restaurants use white asparagus in their summer dishes.

Sweet, nutty and tender, white asparagus makes for a delightful summer dish. We take a look at the history of asparagus and how Hong Kong restaurants use white asparagus in their summer dishes.

14 May 2022 - 5:15PM
Auntie Āyi review: modern Chinese cuisine at Hong Kong’s Pacific Place – with a knowing nod of nostalgia

With three concepts in an open area before you find the doors to Auntie Āyi, customers might be lucky to stumble upon this Admiralty hotspot

With three concepts in an open area before you find the doors to Auntie Āyi, customers might be lucky to stumble upon this Admiralty hotspot

13 May 2022 - 10:22AM
4 new restaurants in Hong Kong to try now, reviewed – Michelin-starred Korean fine dine Mosu arrives at M+ Museum from Seoul, while L’Envol’s Olivier Elzer opens Clarence

As pandemic restrictions relax in the city, try these delicious new dishes – from char siu at old-school Cantonese joint Ship Kee to pork wontons at Grand Majestic Sichuan

As pandemic restrictions relax in the city, try these delicious new dishes – from char siu at old-school Cantonese joint Ship Kee to pork wontons at Grand Majestic Sichuan

10 May 2022 - 11:45AM
Chinesology review: classic Cantonese cuisine gets an inventive twist at Hong Kong’s IFC Mall

Chef Saito Chow vows to instil new elements without deviating from the foundations of traditional Chinese culinary art – so what did our reviewer think?

Chef Saito Chow vows to instil new elements without deviating from the foundations of traditional Chinese culinary art – so what did our reviewer think?

6 May 2022 - 10:00AM
Need a last-minute Mother’s Day package? Hong Kong hotels offer meals, pampering and children’s activities for that special person

Mother’s Day is nearly here, and for those who haven’t made plans yet, here are some ideas for mum-friendly packages and activities in Hong Kong.

Mother’s Day is nearly here, and for those who haven’t made plans yet, here are some ideas for mum-friendly packages and activities in Hong Kong.

4 May 2022 - 5:15PM
Where to eat in Hong Kong in May: Kin Food Hall in Taikoo Place offers over 200 dishes by Michelin-starred chefs, while N.I.C.E Yakiniku & Fine Wine launches a new A4 Miyazaki menu

From Jia Group’s modern Spanish establishment Agora in Tai Kwun to the return of Chef Rafa Gil to La Rambla, here are the best new restaurants and menus to check out this month

From Jia Group’s modern Spanish establishment Agora in Tai Kwun to the return of Chef Rafa Gil to La Rambla, here are the best new restaurants and menus to check out this month

1 May 2022 - 8:00AM
Why a record low yen to US dollar exchange rate is a mixed blessing to Japan – no longer a safe haven, a weaker currency creates opportunities for tech exports and foreign investment

The Japanese yen has fallen to its lowest level against the US dollar in 20 years, sparking a shift to renewable energy and offering a boon for blue-chip car and tech exporters

The Japanese yen has fallen to its lowest level against the US dollar in 20 years, sparking a shift to renewable energy and offering a boon for blue-chip car and tech exporters

29 Apr 2022 - 1:00PM
Prohibition Grill House & Cocktail Bar: restaurant review

The decor here reflects the titular era – a mix of wood, metal and brick, leather booths and chairs, and a curtained ‘secret’ lounge

The decor here reflects the titular era – a mix of wood, metal and brick, leather booths and chairs, and a curtained ‘secret’ lounge

12 Apr 2022 - 3:00PM
Morton’s The Steakhouse: restaurant review

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers’ popular steakhouse exudes a strong American vibe, harking back to turn-of-the-century Chicago

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers’ popular steakhouse exudes a strong American vibe, harking back to turn-of-the-century Chicago

12 Apr 2022 - 2:00PM
Mandarin Grill + Bar: restaurant review

Saturday brunch or a Sunday roast at this Hong Kong institution are the highlight of any culinary weekend

Saturday brunch or a Sunday roast at this Hong Kong institution are the highlight of any culinary weekend

12 Apr 2022 - 1:00PM
Henry: restaurant review

Chef de cuisine Mario Tolentino focuses on premium meats at Rosewood Hong Kong’s American smokehouse

Chef de cuisine Mario Tolentino focuses on premium meats at Rosewood Hong Kong’s American smokehouse

12 Apr 2022 - 12:00PM
Alto Bar & Grill: restaurant review

Expect Modern British cuisine on the menu, plus a wide selection of meats available from the Josper grill

Expect Modern British cuisine on the menu, plus a wide selection of meats available from the Josper grill

19 Apr 2022 - 2:55PM
Tirpse: restaurant review

An elegant restaurant that’s long on wood elements and with panoramic harbour views, Tirpse has a menu featuring seasonal fare and exquisite desserts

An elegant restaurant that’s long on wood elements and with panoramic harbour views, Tirpse has a menu featuring seasonal fare and exquisite desserts

8 Apr 2022 - 9:00PM
Restaurant Petrus: restaurant review

Boasting one of the best wine cellars in town and an unobstructed view of the skyline, Restaurant Petrus is the gold standard for classic French fare

Boasting one of the best wine cellars in town and an unobstructed view of the skyline, Restaurant Petrus is the gold standard for classic French fare

8 Apr 2022 - 8:00PM
Odyssée: restaurant review

With some of the best views in town thanks to its location, Odyssée has a menu that changes monthly, although some exquisite dishes are regular

With some of the best views in town thanks to its location, Odyssée has a menu that changes monthly, although some exquisite dishes are regular

8 Apr 2022 - 7:00PM
Le Bec Fin: restaurant review

A quaint venue with a choice of two, three or four courses at very reasonable prices, Le Bec Fin adds an Asian twist to French-style cuisine

A quaint venue with a choice of two, three or four courses at very reasonable prices, Le Bec Fin adds an Asian twist to French-style cuisine

8 Apr 2022 - 6:00PM
L’Envol: restaurant review

Spread across two salons and filled with natural light, L’Envol has a seasonal menu that features French and Asian ingredients, and delicious desserts

Spread across two salons and filled with natural light, L’Envol has a seasonal menu that features French and Asian ingredients, and delicious desserts

8 Apr 2022 - 5:00PM
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon: restaurant review

High seats around an open kitchen, a dining area overlooking the skyline and innovative tapas-style dishes are among L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon’s charms

High seats around an open kitchen, a dining area overlooking the skyline and innovative tapas-style dishes are among L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon’s charms

8 Apr 2022 - 4:00PM
Gaddi’s: restaurant review

Hong Kong’s first ever fine dining restaurant is an iconic spot where the private lift, blue and gold carpeting, chandeliers and live band are all part of the old school charm

Hong Kong’s first ever fine dining restaurant is an iconic spot where the private lift, blue and gold carpeting, chandeliers and live band are all part of the old school charm

8 Apr 2022 - 3:00PM
Épure: restaurant review

The interior whisks you away to the south of France while the terrace overlooks Victoria Harbour, where guests can dine alfresco or enjoy pre-dinner drinks

The interior whisks you away to the south of France while the terrace overlooks Victoria Harbour, where guests can dine alfresco or enjoy pre-dinner drinks

8 Apr 2022 - 2:00PM
Écriture: restaurant review

Serving contemporary French cuisine with a Japanese twist, the two-Michelin-starred restaurant is named after a series of paintings by Korean artist Park Seo-bo

Serving contemporary French cuisine with a Japanese twist, the two-Michelin-starred restaurant is named after a series of paintings by Korean artist Park Seo-bo

8 Apr 2022 - 1:00PM
Caprice: restaurant review

The quintessential combination of spectacular harbour views, outstanding French dishes with a contemporary twist and impeccable service

The quintessential combination of spectacular harbour views, outstanding French dishes with a contemporary twist and impeccable service

8 Apr 2022 - 12:00PM
Bâtard: restaurant review

Sat within The Fine Wine Experience, the restaurant serves fine wines at retail prices in a cosy and sophisticated space with high ceilings

Sat within The Fine Wine Experience, the restaurant serves fine wines at retail prices in a cosy and sophisticated space with high ceilings

8 Apr 2022 - 11:00AM
Arbor: restaurant review

Fusing premium ingredients from Japan with French gastronomic techniques, chef de cuisine Eric Räty has struck a winning balance of refinement and flavour

Fusing premium ingredients from Japan with French gastronomic techniques, chef de cuisine Eric Räty has struck a winning balance of refinement and flavour

8 Apr 2022 - 10:00AM
Amber: restaurant review

Chef Richard Ekkebus has relaunched the two-Michelin-star French restaurant with a dairy- and gluten-free menu

Chef Richard Ekkebus has relaunched the two-Michelin-star French restaurant with a dairy- and gluten-free menu

8 Apr 2022 - 9:00AM
Whey: restaurant review

Barry Quek – former chef at Beet and the man who created a near-perfect laksa at Basehall – prepares Singaporean and Malaysian cuisine with a contemporary twist

Barry Quek – former chef at Beet and the man who created a near-perfect laksa at Basehall – prepares Singaporean and Malaysian cuisine with a contemporary twist

7 Apr 2022 - 5:00PM
VEA: restaurant review

Diners can choose between a six- or eight-course menu of refined French cuisine elevated with Chinese elements and paired with not only wines but also cocktails

Diners can choose between a six- or eight-course menu of refined French cuisine elevated with Chinese elements and paired with not only wines but also cocktails

7 Apr 2022 - 4:00PM
The Verandah: restaurant review

Modelled after the original Repulse Bay Hotel venue, the restaurant serves classic and contemporary continental cuisine, as well as a famous afternoon tea

Modelled after the original Repulse Bay Hotel venue, the restaurant serves classic and contemporary continental cuisine, as well as a famous afternoon tea

8 Apr 2022 - 10:33AM